Living in a One-Dimensional World

Author: Istvan Orban

February 7, 2017

Ken Loach’s latest film – I, Daniel Blake – has received mixed reviews and has given rise to a lot of debate. One of the key elements of the film is how the benefits system in the UK places people in a humiliating and depressing situation, where they are no longer individuals but just claimants, [...]

Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring

Author: Anonymous

September 1, 2014

Director: Ki-Duk Kim Cast: Yeong-su Oh, Jong-ho Kim, Young-min Kim, Jae-kyeong, Seo Yeo-jin Ha Duration: 103 min A Buddhist monk lives with his young disciple in a floating wooden house-temple in the middle of a lake. As the seasons change and succeed one another, the young student passes the corresponding stages of life to reach [...]

The Four Feathers

Author: Anonymous

September 1, 2014

Title: The Four Feathers Year: 2002 Run time: 125 min. Directed by: Shekhar Kapur Screenplay by: Michael Schiffer & Hossein Amini (Based on: A.E.W. Mason) Music by: James Horner Cinematography: Robert Richardson Starring Heath Ledger, Kate Hudson, Wes Bentley, Djimon Hounsou, Michael Sheen, Alek Wek, Kris Marshall Produced by: Paramount / Miramax If we ignore [...]

A Beautiful Mind

Author: Anonymous

August 28, 2014

Release year: 2001 Duration: 135 minutes Movie category: Biography, Drama Director: Ron Howard Writers: Akiva Goldsman, Sylvia Nasar (book) Production Companies: Universal Pictures DreamWorks SKG Imagine Entertainment Cast: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer, Paul Bettany, Adam Goldberg, Josh Lucas, Anthony Rapp, Jason Gray-Stanford, Judd Hirsch, Austin Pendleton, [...]

The Thirteenth Floor

Author: Anonymous

July 1, 2014

The Thirteenth Floor is a 1999 movie directed by Josef Rusnak and a co-production of Germany and the United States. The story is based on the novel by Daniel Galouve, “Simulacron 3” (1964). The old tradition in Oriental philosophy teaches a fundamental principle that says that everything in our world is “Maya”, a lie, an [...]

Samsara

Author: Anonymous

July 1, 2014

Director: Pan Nalin Cast: Shawn Ku, Christy Chung, Neelesha BaVora, Lhakpa Tsering, Tenzin Tashi Duration: 145 min “What is more important: satisfying one thousand desires or conquering just one?” What is “Samsara”? For the Buddhists, Samsara is the wheel of rebirths. More specifically, it means rotation and change. Its rotation comes from the force of [...]

Lost Horizon

Author: Anonymous

July 1, 2014

Release year: 1937 Duration: 132 minutes Movie category: Adventure | Drama | Fantasy Director: Frank Capra Writer: Robert Riskin (screenplay), James Hilton (novel) Cast: Ronald Colman, Jane Wyatt and Edward Everett Horton “In these days of wars and rumors of wars – haven’t you ever dreamed of a place where there was peace and security, [...]

Life Of Pi – Insight

Author: Rahil Mehta

June 26, 2014

This book by Yann Martel published in 2001, subsequently inspired a movie of the same name in 2012 (By Director Ang Lee). The book has won a series of awards including the UK man booker prize. The story is about a 16-year old boy who suffers a shipwreck in which his family dies, and is [...]

The Razor’s Edge

Author: Anonymous

June 1, 2014

Production: 1946 Country: USA Directed By: Edmund Goulding Starring: Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, Anne Baxter, John Payne, Clifton Webb, Herbert Marshall, Lucile Watson, Frank Latimore, Elsa Lanchester Written By: John Byrum, Murray Bill Soundtrack composed by: Jack Nitzsche Director of Photography: Peter Hannan DVD Distribution: Fox Length: 145 min. Plot: Based on the novel by [...]

Gladiator

Author: Anonymous

June 1, 2014

Director: Ridley Scott Cast: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed Duration: 155 min. This is a pure Hollywood movie that nonetheless refers to a very important era of history – the beginning of the fall of the Roman Empire. This movie reminds us of the glory of Rome, long before Christian historians misjudged [...]

Pan’s Labyrinth

Author: Anonymous

May 1, 2014

Director: Guillermo del Toro Cast: Ariadna Gil, Sergi Lopez, Ivana Baquero, Maribel Verdu, Doug Jones Duration: 119 min. This is a story that unfolds at two levels. At a real one (in Franco’s Spain where his generals face the resistance of the extreme left rebels) and at a symbolic level, the inner world of the [...]

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Author: Anonymous

May 1, 2014

Original Title: Wo hu cang long Year: 2000 Running Time: 119 min. Directed: Ang Lee Screenplay: Hui-Ling Wang, James Schamus, Kuo Jung Tsai. (Novel by Du Lu Wang) Music: Tan Dun Cinematography: Peter Pau Starring Chow Yun-Fat, Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi, Chang Chen, Sihung Lung, Pei-pei Cheng, Fazeng Li, Xian Gao, Yan Hai, Deming Wang [...]